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The leaf collection program is a preventative maintenance measure to prevent the blockage of the street catch basins, prevent sewer backup into your home and to also prevent from standing water in the roadways which then can cause ice conditions. The city leaf program is not intended to be a landscaping service for residents, and residents should limit leaf collection to their front yard leaves. All leaves that are collected are recycled. We ask that you follow some basic instructions:

1. Do not rake leaves into the street, and avoid blocking catch basins. Do not put sticks, rocks or other debris into the leaf piles that may cause damage to the leaf equipment or cause injury to our city workers.

2. Do not park your vehicles on the street in front of the leaf piles during your scheduled week; this may cause a hindrance in the collection process.

3. We ask that, during scheduled times, residents have their leaves ready for pickup on the tree lawn. If that is not possible, it is the responsibility of the resident to bag their leaves according to Republic Services guidelines and place them out for their scheduled trash pickup day.

4. The exact date or times that your street will be serviced is difficult to predict but, weather permitting, the below schedule will indicate the dates we will be in your area. For further assistance, please call our Service Department at (440) 885-8191 or (440) 885-8980.

Section 2:
From: Ridge/Ridgewood (south) to Sprague Rd –Sprague Rd. to W.130th 


Section 1:
From: Brookpark/West 54th (East side of street) to W.10th From: W.10th /Brookpark (South) to Ridgewood (North side of street)


Section 3:
From: Ridge/Ridgewood (south side of street) to Broadview From: Broadview/Ridgewood (south) to Sprague Rd.


Section 4:
From: Brookpark/W.130th (east) to W.54th (West side of street) From: W.54th/Brookpark (south) to Ridgewood (west) to Westminster

*City Crews are off on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25*


City Leaf Pickup Map


Parma Annual Report 2016 - Cuyahoga County Dept. of Public Works

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Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District Articles:

Rake it...or Leave it?

Fall Leaf Clean-up Tips

Senior Snow Removal

Snow removal for income eligible seniors will begin after the first 4 inches of snowfall. To help us maintain fast service, please keep your driveway free of vehicles and keep fences open. We ask that you please be patient as we plow over 400 driveways. Applications for the senior citizen or physically disabled snow removal program, please call (216) 661-7372.

Senior Lawn Mowing

Lawn mowing for income eligible seniors begins when school lets out for the summer in June and will last for 10 weeks. This program is considered supplemental. Applications can be obtained by calling (216) 661-7372.

Street Snow Removal

Snow removal on our streets will be prompt and efficient as possible. We plow the main streets first, hills and then the neighborhoods. Please keep your vehicles off the street during snowfall, especially when the snow exceeds 2 inches and the Parking Ban comes into effect.

Snow Plow Damage

If your tree lawn has been damaged by City snow plows, please call the complaint department at (440) 885-8083 and you will be placed on a repair list. Repairs will begin in early spring or when weather permits.

Water Breaks

Water breaks that occur on City streets, tree lawns, etc. are the responsibility of the City of Cleveland Division of Water. If a water break is called in to our department or the complaint department, it is dispatched to the City of Cleveland for repair. Contact Cleveland Water here.

Sewer Service

The Cuyahoga County Sanitary Engineer handles house calls for service. If you need service, please contact 216-443-8201 during normal business hours between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The after hours emergency number is 1-800-683-2689 and a supervisor will contact the homeowner.

If you are experiencing a problem with the storm sewers, including catch basins, please continue to contact the Parma Service Department at (440) 885-8195. Please contact the Service Garage after 3:00 p.m. weekdays and on weekends at (440) 885-8980.

Service Department Holidays

  • New Year’s Day
  • President’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day After Thanksgiving

Rubbish Removal

Parma's Garbage Fee to be Collected via Real Property Tax Duplicate

Parma Ordinance # 131-16 allows for the collection of a rubbish pickup fee of $12 a month ($11 for qualifying seniors) to be collected through the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer. If you have questions about this fee, please contact the Service Department at 440-885-8191.

For background information on the garbage fee, click here.

The City of Parma’s rubbish collection is provided by Republic Services. They may be reached at 1-800-433-1309. Customer service hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 Automated Trash Collection program information 

Collections are not made on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

If any of the above holidays fall on a week day, each collection after that holiday during that week will be delayed one day.


Bulk pickup occurs during the week of the 4th Monday of the month on your regular rubbish day.

Republic Services requires that mattresses be wrapped in plastic in order to be collected on bulk pickup days. This is to prevent the possible transfer of bedbugs onto employees' clothing.

Here are the bulk pickup weeks for 2017:

  • January 23
  • February 27
  • March 27
  • April 24
  • May 22
  • June 26
  • July 24
  • August 28
  • September 25
  • October 23
  • November 27
  • December 26

All garbage and refuse shall be picked up once each week on a day specified on the map. Please place refuse within 3 feet of the curb by 7:00 a.m. Please do NOT place the following items into the blue container: Hazardous waste, paint chemicals, motor oil, liquids, dead animals, hot ashes, large car parts, tires or car batteries. Small amounts of debris like plastic and drywall are acceptable. Trash can be placed out the day before but not before 12:00 noon, and the trash and recycling containers should be removed from the tree lawn no later than 8 p.m. on the day the trash was collected. Please refrain from putting broken glass, syringes or sharp object loosely into container. Trash and recycling containers should be stored out of public view.


A note about disposal of Christmas trees: Christmas trees should be placed on the tree lawn on your regular trash day during the first two weeks of January. Trees cannot be in a bag and tinsel needs to be removed. If a tree is placed inside a bag, it will not be collected.

Separate yard waste collection will take place beginning the week of April 18 and will continue through the week of November 23 on your regular pickup day. Grass clippings and other yard waste should be placed in brown paper yard waste bags not to exceed 40 pounds, or residents may also place yard waste loose in their old garbage cans marked "Yard Waste." Small branches must be cut and bundled not to exceed three feet in length or 40 pounds and should be placed next to yard waste bags or cans. Do not place any yard waste in green recycle cart. 

Click here to view a map of the area for pickup days.

The following items are excluded from pick up:

Please do NOT place the following items into the blue container: Hazardous waste, paint chemicals, motor oil, liquids, dead animals, hot ashes, large car parts, tires or car batteries. Small amounts of debris like plastic and drywall are acceptable.

If you have a special circumstance, or if you question whether your trash would fall into one of these categories, please contact Republic Services directly at the number listed above.

Curbside Recycling w/Green Cart

Acceptable Materials for Recycling:

Newspapers: The entire newspaper including inserts.
Aluminum, steels and bi-metal cans: Food and beverage cans only.
Glass: Bottles and jars. Food and beverage containers only.
Plastic: Food and beverage containers marked #1 through #7.
Plastic: Detergent and soap containers marked #1 through #7.
Please rinse all containers listed above.
Miscellaneous paper: Magazines, junk mail, cardboard & paperboard (cereal and clean pizza boxes.)

Do NOT Recycle:

Containers with excessive foods or liquids still in the container.
Containers that contained hazardous materials, such as oil or anti-freeze.
Styrofoam, aluminum foil, pie tins, etc.
Light bulbs, ceramics, china, etc.
Plastic wrap, plastic bags, flower pots, toys, etc.
Scrap metal, car parts, batteries, etc.
Yard waste in green recycling cart

Plastics #1 – #7, aluminum cans, newspapers, glass, and cardboard can be dropped off at the following locations:

Ridge Road Transfer Station
3727 Ridge Road
Cleveland, OH 44144

Brooklyn Heights United Church of Christ
2005 West Schaaf Road
Cleveland, OH 44109
(Please note, this site does not accept cardboard) 

For more information about recycling, please visit the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District's website at



Brian HigginsBrian Higgins

Contact Information
Office: (440) 885-8191
Fax: (440) 885-8192

Mr. Higgins has overall responsibility for the City’s service department. He joined the DePiero Administration after having served for over a decade as the City of Brook Park’s service director.

A certified electrician by trade, Mr. Higgins has been a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for nearly 30 years.


Parma City Hall
6611 Ridge Road


8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Parma Service Garage:
(440) 885-8980
7:00am - 3:00pm

Special Saturday Drop-Off Recycling Schedule

Changes to Household Hazardous Waste Program